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information about owners from and fbi laptop. what does this mean for you. melanie a.m. wick has the details. >> that's right. we are getting more developments as the days go on fining out exactly where this information came from, who is responsible for it. apple itself has not commented on it. the group that says it did the hacking calls itself antisec or antisecurity and they say their mission is to steal and leak classified government information. we want to show you where this information first came out. they are loosely affiliated with the group anonymous and so they tweeted this out a couple of days ago and it just got bigger after that saying they had basically stolen all of these apple i. d. numbers from and fbi laptop. and here is the information here. they say they posted one million apple i. d. s and the use are names connected to antisec says the entire file they got contained use are names, zip codes, cell phone numbers and addresses. but it shows here just the device name and number. it says it got the file by hacking into an fbi agent. antisec saws the entire file is actually
owners from and fbi laptop. >> reporter: the group calls itself antisec. they are loosely affiliated with the group anonymous. anonymous was the first one to put out the information about the hack of a million devices courtesy of the fbi is what anonymous was saying. we are talking about one million apple i. d. s and the user names connected to them posted on a web site. antise cre. says it got the file by hacking into the laptop of and fbi agent connected to the national cyberforensics and training alliance. that is a nonprofit group of experts that share information on cyberthreats. antisec says the whole file is actually 12 million apple identification numbers and names. the group claims the fbi is ewing it for a tracking people project. if linked with other information such as a name or address, the numbers could be used as a way to get to other more sensitive data but just knowing the i. d. number doesn't enable the fbi to track or eavesdrop on people. the fbi is disputing the claim. they said it was totally false. however, they say the bureau never asked for and never possessed
attack. >> a hacker group claims it stole personal information aboutapple device owners from an fbi laptop. fox 5's melanie alnwick has more. >> reporter: good morning. it is not clear yet whether the exposure of that information could be personally damaging to apple customers. apple itself has not commented yet on the breach of information. the responsible group, which calls itself anti-sec as in anti-security, says it released the information published it basically to let the public know what kind of information the fbi is collecting. every apple device has a unique identification number which lets itunes and app developers know which device is running which app. for example, the id could allow game developers to keep track of users' high scores. the hacker group anti-sec says it actually found 12 million apple ids on an fbi agent's laptop. anti-sec says the data file had user names, zip codes, cell phone numbers and addresses but chose just to post the device name and number. the group says the fbi is using apple device information for a tracking people project in its own words.
it stole personal information about owners from and fbi laptop. >> melanie alwin has the details. >> reporter: it is not clear yet whether the exposure of that information could be personally damaging to apple customers. the responsible group which calls it antisec says it has the information to let people know that the fbi has it. now, it was first publicized out on twitter by the group anonymous which is loosely afill crate with sent sec and then they basically posted the link to where antisec gave instructions and then other web sites have gone and gotten that information and put it online for people to take a look at. here you can see there are millions of personally identifiable device numbers here. now, every apple device has one of these unique identification numbers. it lets itunes and app developers know which device is running which app. it allows game developers to keep track of users' high scores. they said he found 12 million identification numbers on and fbi agent's laptop. but antisest c says the data file also had user names, zip codes, cell phone numbers and addr
pads could be under attack. >> a hacker group said it stole personal information from an fbi laptop. melanie alnwick has more on this. >> reporter: the group calls itself antisect for saint security and -- for antisecurity and it claims it was able to hack into an fbi agent's laptop to find the file. it wants the public to know, in its words, the fbi is using this apple i.d. information for a tracking people project. anti-sect linked up with the group anonymous to publicize the data breach. many sites posted the data. 1million information datas linked to iphones and ipads and the device name. the fbi disputed the claims saying the bureau never asked for or possessed a file of apple i.d. information. still, many organizations have been able to verify the apple i.d.'s posted are valid. every apple device has a unique identification number. it let's itunes and ideveloppers know which is running which app. for example, it can allow a game developer to keep track of the high score. they found 12 million apple i.d.'s and there is a data file with user names, zip codes, cell phone numbers and addre
without telling her why. >>> the fbi disputes a group's claim that it stole personal information. the group called anti-sex said it got 12 million id numbers that can be tracked back to the owners. the fbi said it never had those numbers. the agency arrested several hackers tied to that anti-sec group earlier this year. >>> we may get our first look at apple's new iphone 5 this week. insiders say the new phone will be taller and contain upgrades to both hardware and software and yes, siri. the mechanical voice is expected to be part of the new i phone expected to go on sale a week or two after it debuts. >>> tonight on the news edge remembering a mother and grandmother killed in a car crash near jiffy lube live. >> and the assault of a capitol hill husband and father remains unsolved while another tack puts that neighborhood on edge -- attack puts that neighborhood on edge, details at 11:00. [ female announcer ] introducing yoplait greek 100. 100% new. ♪ 100% greek. 100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. wel
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